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EW11211

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  1. https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1439290/bombshell-exclusive-multiple-jewish-people-missing-kidneys-after-bariatric-surgery-in-mexico.html?onesignal_site_push_notification Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. EW11211

    ESG with reflux

    I have mild reflux, I was on meds for 2-3 weeks and then stopped. The ESG didn't have any impact. I am 4.5 month out and lost almost 16% of my body weight (30 lbs)!
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    Restriction??

    I lost a total of 24 lbs and still ongoing.
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    Restriction??

    I feel restriction only on heavy proteins like chicken, tuna fish, but only if I go over 4-5 oz. In my case, I don't feel it immediately, it takes more than half an hour to feel it, therefore I have to be careful. Certain fruits like pineapple also weights on my stomach. I wouldn't describe it as painful, but more like pressure.
  5. Hi all Yes smooth sailing as far as weigh loss, average of 6 lbs a month (besides the first week loss) , no exercise as of now. Only issues I have is with constipation. I weigh myself everyday, and I just realized how my weight fluctuates according to my cycle, to be exact twice a month. I get full after small quantities of food, but eat often. Lost a total of 22 lbs in 2.5 months.
  6. Seldom, but it happened, no throwing up, I can't decide if laying it out or walking around, what helps faster. It happens after protein solids like chicken, cottage cheese. Interestingly that with meat I didn't experienced it , maybe because it is higher in fat. I have a family member that did the lap band 10 years ago. She is a success story I always use to joke with her that "middle class" always suffers. Finally there is a procedure for the "middle class".
  7. Congratulation on your weight lost, you are an inspiration. This procedure is recommended for BMI between 35 and 40. My starting weight was 5 lbs above you goal weight. I feel very good in general, I don't feel ill when I overeat, no vomiting and no nausea, just a very full feeling, uncomfortable feeling, like when you use to drink 2 cups of seltzer after a meal (before surgery). I weigh or portion my food before I eat in order to avoid it, I once ate cottage cheese from the container while browsing online and suddenly realize I ate half of eat. (8 oz). That is part of my problem. Eating without thinking.
  8. I know such people too, with low BMI, they run to Mexico because a reputable doctor wouldn't sleeve such patients. My son (BMI just over 40) had the lap band 3 years ago, the doctor wouldn't do the sleeve. You look sick because there may be an issue of Vitamins deficiency, if you don't take supplements.
  9. Liquid paid medication was prescribed, i took once the first night before I went to sleep, just in case but I didn't have pain. I had gas cramps once or twice during the night, just getting out of bed and stretching was enough. The first two weeks is it the time the stomach has to heal, I couldn't or was just afraid to drink too much. I wasn't hungry but I had to sip often. I did wake up in middle of the night with a stomach discomfort that that may have been hunger pain I just had a sip of Ready to drink Plant fusion and the discomfort was gone. Nausea medication, stool softener, Nexxium and antibiotics for 3 days was also prescribed. I left the nausea patch for 72 hours after surgery just in case. Ask you doctor about the diet phases. Each doctor has different protocols, and even my nutritionist changed it around, depending how you feel. I did tell my 10 year I am on a diet. And when people ask me how I am loosing weight I tell them "I am doing the shakes" . If someone friendly/family really needs to loose weight I tell them what I did.
  10. There is no proven method. I personally know people that were very successful with the lap band and others that regained. The same with the sleeve. A neighbor across the street lost 100+ lbs and regained 30. She herself told me. I can eat very small quantities of chocolate" Ultimately WLS is only a tool, I chose the tool that is right to me. For me the sleeve is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
  11. Hi, I did the procedure on a Friday 9AM by afternoon I was home. My husband drove me back. That afternoon I took a nap. Saturday I went for a walk around the block. Monday I was back at work, I have a desk job. Some days I took a nap when I came home, I did feel a little tired maybe due to the low calorie consumption. The day after the procedure I had a little pain in my neck muscles from the endoscopy, Gas pain for another 2 days that faded with walking. The diet is similar to the sleeve but the stages are much shorter. One day liquid diet before the procedure. 2 days clear liquid after the procedure, then full liquids (shakes) for 2 weeks. Week 3 is pureed protein, Week 4-5 add soft vegetables and some fruit and week 6 add some carbs (optional) I do follow up with a nutritionist, by appointment or phone call. This procedure is not as restrictive as the sleeve that is why the expectation is less weight loss than the sleeve. But it depends on your starting BMI . I believe age can be a factor too. I hardly exercise so maybe that is why they predicted this low percentage. The surgeon should give you a better prediction. There is a 1% risk of complication in this procedure comparing to over 10% with the sleeve. There is no cutting so I don't think leakage comes into play. I am over 6 week post procedure and I feel great. I lost 18lbs and I feel very energetic. I don't have issues with any food. Just chicken I have to eat slower. No nausea no vomiting no gerd, no stitches. I log my food and my weight on a daily basis, I am on around 1000 calories per day (the goal for me is 1150) . I try to take vitamins on a daily basis. I am constipated, but I was before the procedure,(I take Iron pills) Besides feeling uncomfortable if I overeat, I don't feel anything. .
  12. Even with the VSG, weight loss is slower with low BMI https://www.bariatricpal.com/index.php?/topic/399645-Gastric-Sleeve---BMI-31 When I was debating what to do these are the points that helped me decide: * I have a family that I am responsible for, 10% risk vs 1% is too high for me * I am doing for health reasons I will be happy with a size 8-10. I don't want to be a size 4 * I didn't want to be off from work for for 4-6 weeks * people loose a lot of weight with VSG, sometimes too much. I know of a person that did it for 40 lbs. He looks sick. * even if I have to do a revision to the ESG, that I understood it is possible if needed after a couple of years, I would do it again instead of doing the VSG. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. The question is what is your BMI and what is your goal. If I would have to/want to loose 100 lbs I would choose the VSG. My ultimate goal is to loose up to 40-50 lbs total (BMI 25-28). My BMI was 35, although I have family history of diabetes cholesterol and heart diseases, I wouldn't get insurance coverage for any surgery, because I am healthy. My goal is to avoid all health issues before they come up. My cholesterol was borderline before the procedure. At my age, 50 years old, I don't want to look like a dried out raisin. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. I had the ESG, taking in consideration my low BMI, and safety of the procedure, no loss of work. It is not even called a surgery. The weight loss is not as radical as the traditional sleeve. It is geared for patients who would like to lose 40-60 lbs. My surgeon estimated I will lose between 20 and 25 % of my body weight. I will be very happy with a size 8, and most importantly, keep the weight down. I lost 8% of my body weight the first month. I feel great no side effects, I can eat everything in small quantities and slowly, specially meat and protein. As with any Bariatric surgery, you still have to control what you eat. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. The stomach stays stitched, in fact after 6 weeks it is irreversible. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    The stomach stays intact, it is just reduced in size by sewing accordion like pleats. This procedure is for low Bmi Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    I shared with most of my family and just 3 other good friends. My reason is , I was able to loose in the past 30-40 lbs but regained, and I see peoples reaction "She is taking the easy way out" . When you are in the verge of diabetes, Bp and/or cholesterol, you do what is possible to be healthy, and that is my goal. I rather avoid this extra negative comments.
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    The results are consistent with the traditional sleeve. With the endoscopic sleeve, you don't loose as much. I lost 8% of by body weight in 4 weeks, and the Dr. were happy, now I am in a stall...
  19. Ask the doctor, there is always a chance of getting blood clots after regular surgery, but it may be not the case with ESG. I have a history of clots, so I am off hormones for life. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. It is 6 weeks from my procedure. I can gulp water without restriction, a good 12 oz +. This procedure risks, complication and recovery are not to compare to others. I did the procedure on Friday, Monday I was back at work, no nausea, vomiting. The challenges are the same, portion control and follow the diet program. The only drawback maybe a slower weight loss, that may be due to a lower starting BMI. By now I can eat everything in smaller portions. And that is my goal. I don't crave for sweets either (so far...) Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. I didn't feel any nausea, I did use the patch as prescribed. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    I like vitamin water zero for liquids. I mix cinamon and splenda with Greek yogurt plain. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    I bought them by Amazon. I froze chicken broth in disposable cups, and use a scale to weigh the food. That's when you start mushy solids. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    Good for u, start shopping for a shake you like, primary food. I like nutri supreme whey protein, Stevia and plant fusion ready to drink Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

    Congratulations, did they approve it in full? Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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